Marine and maritime - Research - European Commission

Funded Projects

General statistics

Due to the complexity of the challenge at European and International level, and to the increasing policy requirements, there has been increased support for research activities in marine and maritime issues over the different Framework Programmes:



Figure – EC contribution to marine and maritime research in the different Framework Programmes: FP4, FP5 and FP6 (source: EC, 2006 report on marine-related research)


Although maritime research is not a single thematic priority within any of the FPs, a wide range of marine-related research activities are undertaken under the different thematic priorities managed by Directorates responsible for Environment, Transport, Energy, Fisheries, etc. (reflecting its cross-cutting nature).

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